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Ruth Conrad


Ruth A. Conrad, 87, LaGrange, died Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Life Care Center of LaGrange.

    She was born October 19, 1924, in Ft. Wayne, to Willard F. and Florence L. (Gerardot) Smith.

    Moving from Waynedale, Ind., to LaGrange in 1954, she was a homemaker and a waitress and worked at GE in Ft. Wayne during her early years.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in LaGrange, LaGrange Moose Lodge 1351, and LaGrange American Legion Post 215 Ladies Auxiliary.

    She was married September 30, 1966, in Bremen, to Dale E. Conrad. He preceded her in death on December 30, 2004.

    Surviving are three daughters and one son-in-law, Pam and Eldie Byler, LaGrange, Sherry Schneider, Wolcottville, and Terri Rose, LaGrange; five sons and two daughters-in-law, Dan and Nancy Hedges, LaGrange, Denny and Vernie Hedges, LaGrange, Christopher Conrad, LaGrange, Ronnie J. Conrad, Wolcottville, and Randy Conrad, Goshen; 20 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her first husband, Louis E. Hedges.

    Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange.

    Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in LaGrange with Reverend Andrew Martinez officiating.

    Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange.

    Masses to St. Joseph Catholic Church.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.fruripmayfuneral

    Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.